Thursday, May 6, 2010

Some Healthy Travel Tips from Dr. Lewin: E.A.T. R.I.G.H.T.

"It is no secret that obesity and a lack of good nutrition plagues many Americans. With more than 66% of Americans obese and more than two-thirds of obese children destined to become obese adults – we must break the cycle, but where do we begin?

I work with Dr. Margaret Lewin who specializes in nutrition and prevention who believes ‘you are what you eat’ and the first step is controlling cravings and what you consume.  Her full bio is below.

Some Healthy Travel Tips from Dr. Lewin: E.A.T. R.I.G.H.T.
·         Eat the rainbow! Not only do foods of varying colors pack a wealth of nutrition, they also look ever so enticing on the plate! 
·         Avoid processed foods. 
·         Take a list with you when you shop – with a mind to whole meals containing those fresh fruits and vegetables of varying colors as well as whole grains.
·         Read package labels carefully. 
·         Inspect fruits and vegetables carefully for signs of spoilage, store them properly, and wash them immediately before using.
·         Get locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables when possible, in order to maximize nutrition; decrease the risk of contamination and save money.
·         Have fish at least twice weekly – it’s high in protein, low in calories and fat, and high in omega-3 fatty acids. 
·         Take time to enjoy your meals, eating slowly to decrease portion size and to help digestion.

Dr. Margaret Lewin
Chief Medical Director of Cinergy Health

Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, she is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital and The Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Lewin has worked throughout her career to improve the American healthcare system. She has been on the boards of state and local medical societies and is Immediate Past President of the New York County Medical Society and Immediate Past District President of the American College of Physicians. Her decades-long volunteer work has included service to many local projects and organizations and has been enriched by her medical missions to the Third World .

Dr. Lewin has authored numerous articles in leading medical journals and lay magazines, as well as chapters for medical textbooks. Her areas of special interest and expertise include travel medicine, primary and preventive care, men's health and women's health."

-Courtesy of Cinergy Health & Dr Margaret Lewin

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